"July 2014 my girlfriend and I were hit by a 15 year old drunk driver"

Meet Dominique @moonstruckd_ sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

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"We were knocked unconscious long enough for bystanders to wake me up when they were trying to get us out of the car

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The air was knocked from our lungs and it took Christina even longer to come to consciousness

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Luckily we left the scene alive, with bumps, bruises, contusions, and concussions...along with a few herniated disks

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I came across pictures of our injures a few days ago. My shoulder & scapula region was bruised way more than I remembered. All I know or feel now is my shoulder hurts from time to time which pulls on one side of my body that pulls on another that eventually tugs my hip out of alignment

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It can be brought on by stress or physical activity. I live an active life and any time I feel the tension rising and my body being pulled Yoga is always my answer

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I found yoga in 2013, I’ve always loved the connection and awareness that comes from the practice. If I was not as conscious to my body I am not sure my healing would have been able to progress as quickly and as continuously

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My shoulders, hips, & spine are still often issues for me. Extended Puppy pose is so good for hips, back, spine, and can even reduce anxiety and alleviate insomnia. .


We are so fragile. In those first years I was angry at the fact that I would always need chiropractic care & that my body would never be how it was before. I would become weak carrying my daughter up our apartment stairs, losing sensation in either leg

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There was a time that I had to call into to work because I had over worked myself doing basic activities. I pushed on & noticed my body strength increasing over time as I continued my practice. Flexibility was returning, I could turn my neck to look over my shoulder. And strength was improving over time

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Being an angry yogi is silly, I had to learn that. I had to let go & not allow a 15 year old boy’s bad decisions to ruin my body image and the faith I had in my body

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Our bodies are powerful beyond measure but sometimes we have to quiet our minds to hear that .

Dominique 💚"